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Great Decisions is the name of a program and a briefing book that are used to engage citizens in learning about the world. Meetings feature open and fair conversation, without requirement for consensus. Materials from the Foreign Policy Association are available at the Library prior to each session. Pre-Registration is required. Programs are free.
For more details, read the Great Decisions Topics brochure.

* Israel and the U.S. on Friday, March 7 from 2-4 p.m. Facilitators: Vince & Jane Kavaloski
* Defense Technology on Friday, March 21 from 2-4 p.m. Facilitator: Fr. Jim Murphy
* Energy Independence on Friday, April 11 from 2-4 p.m. Facilitator: Chuck Tennessen
* Food and Climate on Friday April 25 from 2-4 p.m. Facilitator: Chuck Tennessen


During the month of April join in the Mother Goose & Rhyming Books Reading Program. Program goes from April 1-28.

Mother Goose will be at the library on Wednesday, May 7 at 10:15 am.

Stock up on your summer reading! The Friends of the Dodgeville Public Library will be hosting a used book sale May 10th-17th during library hours. We have loads of great paperbacks, fantastic fiction, interesting nonfiction, books for children and teens, CDs, and DVDs. There is something for every bibliophile on your list.

bookclub.jpgRead the Upcoming Bookclub Titles here!
All book club meetings begin at 6:30 pm at the Library
>Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
Discussion on January 15.
>The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann Discussion on February 19.
>Jewelweed by David Rhodes
Discussion on March 19.
>The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Discussion on April 16.
>Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Discussion on May 21.

teapot.jpgThe Third Thursday Film Group meets at 1:00 p.m. each month in the city chambers below the Library. Join us for a good movie!
>Instructions Not Included Mexico, 2013. Resident bachelor Valentin Bravo has his life turned upside down when a former fling leaves a baby girl on his doorstep. He moves to L.A. in search of the mother, but unable to find her, he decides to raise the baby and lands a job as one of Hollywood's top stuntman. February 20.
>Picture Bride 1994. An arranged marriage pairs a teen-aged woman from Japan with a sugar-cane worker in 1918 Hawaii. March 20.
>Valentin Argentina, 2012. Valentin is a charming and imaginative youngster whose greatest dream is to be an ordinary kid with a real family of his own. Filled with wit, humor, and emotion. April 17.

weatherthestorm.JPGU.S. Public Libraries Weather the Storm Public libraries continue to transform lives by providing critical services and innovative solutions to technology access, in spite of years' worth of cumulative budget cuts. Libraries are part of the solution for those in search of the digital connection and skills required by today's competitive global marketplace. However, unless strategic investments in U.S. public libraries are broadened and secured, libraries will not be able to continue to provide the innovative and critical services their communities need and demand.

camera.jpgYou Should Know... Your attendance at programs sponsored by the Dodgeville Public Library may be digitally recorded through photographs or video recordings. These images may be posted on our web site, in our newsletter, by local newspapers or ultimately on the World Wide Web. If you do not wish your image to be published, please notify a member of the Library staff before the program.

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Ongoing Events

All events at the Dodgeville Public Library are FREE and open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information contact the Library at 935-3728.

Drop-In Storytime Great stories shared each Monday morning at 10:15 at the Library. This program is sponsored by a volunteer and the Dodgeville Public Library. Programs are executed by a library volunteer. More ongoing Children's programs are in the Kids Korner.

bookstack1.jpgOutreach to Senior Citizens in Assisted Living and Nursing Home Facilities Volunteers deliver books to Sienna Crest, Upland Hills and Stonefield every other Wednesday.

Caregiver Support Group meets the 1st Tuesday of each month from 10:30-Noon at the Health & Human Services Center, Room 1001, 303 W. Chapel St., Dodgeville, WI. Note location change. The public is welcome. Contact ADRC at 608-930-9835 or 1-877-794-2372 for more information.

Iowa County Low Vision Support Group For more info contact the ADRC at 930-9835.

Genealogy Group (Family History) meets the 3rd Monday of each month. Facilitated by Eileen Arndt, well-known, local genealogist. Bring your genealogy questions and share your knowledge with other researchers.

Alzheimer's and Dementia Support Group meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from 9:30-10:30 at the Health & Human Services Center, Room 1004, 303 W. Chapel St., Dodgeville, WI. Contact the ADRC at 930-9835 for more information.

Third Wednesday Book Club This adult group meets to discuss fiction and nonfiction works, focusing on a new title each month. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month.

Third Thursday Film Group Join us for a film, tea, and lively conversation on the third Thursday of every month from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Dodgeville City Hall.

Donations accepted for Friends of the Library book sale during the
3rd full week of each month.
Drop off during regular library hours. Volunteers needed and appreciated!

Library Hours

The library is located at the corners of Iowa and Fountain Streets in historic downtown Dodgeville.

                      Vickie Stangel, Library Director

Dodgeville Public Library
139 South Iowa Street
Dodgeville, WI 53533

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